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Nurs Times. 2012 Oct 9-15;108(41):20-1.

Promoting healthy drinking habits in children.

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Education and Resources for Childhood Continence, Bristol.


Good fluid intake in children is vitally important as they have immature thirst mechanisms, relatively high rates of fluid loss and are physically active. Poor fluid intake may affect children's cognitive functioning as well as bladder control. Research shows that children drink seven times as much soft drink as water. Schools have a vital role to play in ensuring that children develop healthy drinking patterns.

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